Conserving the Nature of America

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA JOINS U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IN URBAN CONSERVATION TREATY FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS

May 7, 2002

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May 8, 2002: Today the City of Philadelphia and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service went out on a wing and formalized a partnership that is strictly for the birds. By signing an Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds, Philadelphia became the third city (behind New Orleans and Chicago) to make a strong commitment to migratory bird conservation.

"Millions of birds, representing 300 species, migrate through this city, some from as far away as South America," said Tom Melius, the Service

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